Model # R250AF18

Internet #202047341

RIDGID 18-Volt Cordless 15-Gauge Angled Nailer

Discontinued RIDGID

18-Volt Cordless 15-Gauge Angled Nailer

  • Sleek design makes the nailer compact and light
  • Cordless design for efficiency and convenience on the jobsite
  • Includes compact 18-volt lithium-ion battery for extended use
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Product Overview

The RIDGID 18-Volt Cordless 15-Gauge Angled Finish Nailer features a sleek design that makes it compact and light. The nailer is powered by a lithium-ion battery that can drive up to 500 nails per charge. It has a strip-style magazine that holds glue-collated fasteners. The nailer's trigger allows bump fire or sequential fire mode for high productivity and precise nail placement. The tool-free depth adjustment lets you consistently drive nails to the desired depth with accuracy to protect the work surface from overdriving.

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  • Strip-style magazine
  • Powerful lithium-ion battery drives up to 500 nails per charge
  • 1-1/2 Ah battery
  • Trigger allows bump fire or sequential fire mode for high productivity and precise nail placement
  • Tool-free depth adjustment consistently drives nails to the desired depth with accuracy to protect the work surface from overdriving
  • Lifetime service agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase
  • For driving glue-collated, 15-Gauge fasteners from 1-1/4 - 2-1/2 in. (fasteners not included)
  • Includes compact 18-volt lithium-ion battery for less user fatigue, charger and contractor bag
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Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Air Tool Type
Air Nailer
Energy Type
Cordless Electric
Maximum Fastener Size
2-1/2 in
Minimum Fastener Size
1-1/4 in
Nail Gauge
Nailgun Angle
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

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Customer Questions & Answers

The gun does not shoot nails. The depth gauge is on six and the light is on and nothing but a slight buze, but no

Asked by: Anonymous
Loosen the two cap head screws on front. this will release the pusher pin and retighten. Change your nails Poter Cable nails have burrs that hang up the nails
Answered by: CHMR
Date published: 2015-09-20

Are 15 gauge nails tyhe correct ones to be used for securing baseboard molding and crown molding?

I am considering the purchase of a Ridgid 18Volt cordless nailer.
Asked by: Anonymous
As far as Base board goes it would be fine but a 16 gauge would hide the holes better. I would not use a 15 for crown because it tends to be looked at and scrutinized more also crown tends to be finicky when it comes to nails driven thru it. the best thing would would be18 brad nailer and16 finish nailer for that.
Answered by: Jayproperties
Date published: 2015-11-07

Are the angle of the nails the same as Paslode and Porter Cable

Asked by: Nailbanger
They ar 15 gauge 34° nails
Answered by: tdogg
Date published: 2015-09-20

Is this nail gun compatible with 18v compact hyper lithium ion battery?

I need a new battery and the 18v compact 'hyper' lithium has received higher reviews than the standard 18v compact lithium that it was packaged with. The description mentions that it is compatible with 18v x 2 & 18v x 4 but does not communicate that it is not compatible with standard 18v such as this finishing nailer
Asked by: Scottsomnia
it is compatible
Answered by: firestone22
Date published: 2015-01-31
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Customer Reviews

18-Volt Cordless 15-Gauge Angled Nailer is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 83.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gotta use the right ammo Thanks to another reviewer, I was able to actually use this product. Originally tried to use Bostitch nails, and they jammed three times out of four. Switched to Cable-Porter 15ga DA nails and the thing has worked beautifully ever since.
Date published: 2013-03-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Initally impressed later let down twice I was originally impressed with the nailer and the power. I used it for doors and trim and it worked great. Originally only down side was I didnt care for it using 15 gauge harder to find nails and prefer smaller nail head holes to patch. After about a month of use the nailer locked up. Thanks to Home Depot backing their products up they replaced it with a new one off the shelf no questions. The Second one has been used lightly and has lasted 8 months now but it doesnt always counter sink nails its been fussy. I will be going back to gas Paslode, Dewault cordless I have used as well but its slow, heavy and to large for tight areas. If the Ridgid only held up when working it was better then all the rest but both over time seem to have not lasted the test of time.....disappointed
Date published: 2011-06-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wanted to badly to love this unit I have been researching cordless nailer to replace my Passlode finish nailer and to avoid lugging around my small air compressor unit. I have 4 other RIGID products and love them (warranty). I read the bad reviews on this, but ignored, because they don't alway represent products fairly. This unit had the sleekest design (compared to Bostich and Dewalt). The dewalt was WAY TOO BULKY and still used the archiac 18V Ni-Cad!! The unit design was sleek, generally light, and easy to handle and had slim Li-On battery. It even looked COOL! Unfortuantely after shooting just 6 nails, I determined that it did not have the power necessary to drive a nail into wood and had numerous failures trying to shoot nail. Would have preferred they focus on 18g nailer with better power since this is better suited for finish work like crown/base etc. BTW - They don't even include nails to test!!! Still love RIDGID and hope they improve on this one. Until then, I purchased $69 blackfriday compressor kit and it works.
Date published: 2010-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of my favorite Ridgid tools. I just bought my second Ridgid 15ga. 18v nailer to be used while the first one is in the repair shop getting a fix done on the nail magazine (free of charge through the Lifetime Service Agreement). The spring loaded nail advancer quit working. The first one I bought was in 2010, shortly after they came out, and had some issues right away with consistently firing and the battery would have to be frequently re-snapped in place to keep the gun working. It also required a completely charged high capacity (3 ah) battery to function (even though it came with a low capacity (1.5 ah) battery. When it finally quit working I took it in to HD and they sent it out for repairs. When I got it back it was working the way it should have from the beginning. I suspect there were some early design or part flaws that the repair fixed. It had been working perfectly for about 3 years until the nail magazine problem. The new one came with the new style battery and charger and has been flawless (I have a pneumatic 15ga. nailer I could have used while the original gun was being repaired, but I prefer cordless tools) It gets used a lot in rapid fire mode for hours on end driving 2 to 2 1/2" nails into softwoods. This gets the front metal housing pretty hot, but it has been unaffected so far. Some report batteries going dead when left in the gun overnight. I ran a test and a fully charged battery was still fully charged the next morning. The worklight on the gun has an actuation button which has to be manually shut off or it will continue burning, not so noticeable in the daylight and so easy to leave on. Maybe that is the source of the batteries dying. There is a depth adjustment dial on the back numbered 1-6. It seems to be an electrical adjustment, not a manual depth gauge like some guns. I run on 6 most of the time and it will drive 2 1/2" nails countersunk in hardwood. Using the right nail will eliminate jamming. Porter-Cable and Senco, both interior finish nails work perfectly. On the other hand, Porter-Cable exterior nails (look closely for the "exterior" "interior" designation on the box) look to have a slightly thicker galvanized coating and will jam with regularity in both of my guns (the heads get stuck entering the firing chamber). Are these guns perfect? Obviously not. But the newer ones, or repaired older ones, are such an improvement over dragging air lines all over the job site, that I find them to be indespensable. I have replaced virtually all my corded tools with cordless, so that is my bias. This tool will shoot hundreds of nails on a charged small battery, if you have 2 of the new style small batteries you could run all day non-stop.
Date published: 2013-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for what I do with it. I live in an apartment to hobby with tools and yet have to keep the noise down. This is the perfect tool for what I do. The tool is light weight and easy to use. It holds a lot of nails so I don't have to be reloading it all the time. It's built tough so I don't feel I have to baby the thing. The depth adjustment works just like they said it would. So far I have made a couple of fences, bird houses, a miniature barn, several doors, and all sorts of cabinets with no problems. Like everyone else, I think the batteries could last a little longer but it only takes about the same time as having a cup of coffee to charge it up again.
Date published: 2013-05-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 50/50 SO got tired of my cordless Paslode finish nailer not firing and finally quiting on me, so i decided to by this rigid finish nailer because i already have rigid cordless tools that i like, the price is 100$ cheaper then the next gun, and the lifetime service warranty makes me feel good inside! It is nice to know that i shouldn't have to spend another dollar to have a working gun for the rest of my life! went to store, bought it with the porter-cable 2inch nails, went home, took out of box to nail together a 23/32 plywood box that i was building to hold kids toys. FIRST nail goes a third of the way in, the second nail jams. Clear the jam, Gun wont fire another nail!!!! i lose my mind! take it back to the store, take another rigid gun off the self, use 2.5 inch porter cable nails and this one works like a beauty!!!! smooth! so the moral of my story is make sure to try the gun in the store before you leave! hope this helps the next person.
Date published: 2014-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Generation for RIGID Pneumatic, I would say. This is the best and lightest since Paslode had the Aluminum Finish Nailer; and that was Air hose and Compressor Trouble. This Puppy has it all; and portability. It surpasses theCompetition; all Portable and Butane versions, like a new generation should. I can not wait to see the Micro-PInner and the Spiker. Easy to Load, Fire and Free Jams. Your Moldings and Trims will thank you at the top of a ladder and in the Efficient and Fast, especially in the far corners, and there always is a nail left out there when the distance and the hose and the awkward come into play.
Date published: 2014-11-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not What I Hoped For I've already returned one because it just stopped functioning with no warning after very little time. Home Depot was nice enough to give me a new one when the first one quit working even though it was past 90 days. However the second one has decided to do the same thing. Just stop working in the middle of a job. I love Ridgid tools it's all I own but this one needs to be tweeked to be up to Ridgids standards. I owned the Paslode for 20 years before I experienced problems unfortunately the parts to fix it were no longer available due to the design changes they made years ago. Going to go with the pneumatic, till I find a cordless that lives up to MY standards.
Date published: 2010-10-05
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